|Series||Panel proceedings series, Panel proceedings series (International Atomic Energy Agency)|
|Contributions||Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Atomic Energy in Agriculture|
|LC Classifications||SB978 P34 1968|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||142|
Bryony C. Bonning, in Encyclopedia of Insects (Second Edition), Genetic Approaches for Management of Insect Pest Populations. The sterile insect technique (SIT) relies on release of large numbers of sterile male insects that mate with wild females, thereby reducing reproductive potential or, if sufficient numbers of males are released over time, resulting in eradication of the pest. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a method of biological insect control, whereby overwhelming numbers of sterile insects are released into the wild. The released insects are preferably male, as this is more cost-effective and the females may in some situations cause damage by laying eggs in the crop, or, in the case of mosquitoes, taking blood from humans. Conference Title: Sterile-male technique for eradication or control of harmful insects. Proceedings of a panel on application of the sterile-male technique for the eradication or control of harmful species of insects, organised by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Atomic Energy in Food and Agriculture and held in Vienna, May Cited by: 3. Sterile Insect Technique. The Sterile Insect Technique, best known by its acronym SIT and also identified as the Sterile Insect Release Method (SIRM), is a biologically-based method for the management of key insect pests of agricultural and medical/veterinary the FAO glossary, the Sterile Insect Technique is defined as "a method of pest control using area-wide inundative releases.
Maxwell J. Scott, Mark Q. Benedict, in Genetic Control of Malaria and Dengue, Eradication of the New World Screwworm Fly Cochliomyia hominivorax Using the Sterile Insect Technique. The first application of the sterile insect technique (SIT), and arguably the most successful, has been in the eradication of Cochliomyia hominivorax from all of North and Central America [3,4]. The sterile insect technique (SIT 1) is a method of pest insect control with a strong record of success against a range of agricultural pest insects (Dyck et al. a). Field trials in the s and s demonstrated that the SIT could also be made to work against mosquitoes, even with the technology then available (Lofgren et al. The sterile insect technique is a method of biological control that uses sterile male insects to reduce the reproductive rate of a species of target insect. Sterile insect technique is effective in many insect species because the female only mates once during her lifetime. The sterile insect technique was first developed in the USA and has been used successfully for more than 60 years. It is currently applied on six continents. The four strategic options in which sterile insects are being deployed as a component of area-wide integrated pest management are: suppression, eradication, containment and prevention.
Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) Definition and principles; The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) (or sterile male technique) is an autocidal insect control method. It is a species-specific genetic “birth control” method that is inversely density-dependent, becoming more effective as the size of the target population decreases. About this Book The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is the application of sterile insects in the wild population thereby eliminating the species from the area. SIT is the alternative method developed due to the increased resistance among the insect pest and also the environmental pollution caused by the insecticide. SIT method involves the control of a species by using its own species individuals which are sterile. pp of Sterile-Male Technique for Eradication or Control of Harmful Insects. Vienna International Atomic Energy Agency (). Additional Journal Information: Other Information: From Panel on Sterile-Male Technique for Eradication or Control of Harmful Insects, Vienna, Austria. See STI/PUB; CONF Orig. Receipt Date: DEC